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Ian Stuart, Masquerade, Silk dupion, Burgundy £3,495 Ian Stuart, Bellevue, Taffeta and beaded French lace, Pale gold / Ivory, £2,145 All available from Jodi Bridal. weddingdresses.uk.com

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As wedding fashion continues to evolve every bride-tobe dreams of that very special day when she will wear a unique creation to celebrate her wedding. There has never been a more glorious range of choice in wedding dresses than you'll find today. Fall in love with these dreamy gowns featuring lace ruffles, ruching, pearls and crystals in traditional and modern styles.

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Sottero and Midgley, ASM 3278, Pearl satin, £875 Available from Jodi Bridal. weddingdresses.uk.com

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There are many different styles of bridal gowns and it is important to choose the one you feel most comfortable in. Establish the cut and style, whether vintage, romantic or simple elegance would suit you and your pocket. Start looking early and enjoy trying on some of the many different styles available. Treat the quest as part of your overall wedding experience.

Ebony Rose Designs, 'Teri' £231 Prince Edward Suit by Cameron Ross. Shoe by Pink. from paradoxlondon.com make-up by Grace Benson gracebensonmakeup.com

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Ian Stuart, Jet-Set, ÂŁ1,080 with jacket. shoe by Benjamim Adams from paradoxlondon.com make-up by Grace Benson gracebensonmakeup.com

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Ian Stuart, Cha cha cha, £1,485 make-up by Grace Benson gracebensonmakeup.com

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Nightdress by Marjolaine Made from 100% silk ÂŁ95.00 sizes 10-16

Josh Lingerie 41 High Street West Malling Kent ME19 6QH

01732 668184 www.joshlingerie.com Opening hours Monday - Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m


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Shoe from Mandarina Shoes. Prices are very reasonable at £85 for a pair of pretty slingbacks or £155 for a bespoke made-to-order pair. www.mandarinashoes.com or call 01307 819488

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Opposite page Top left: Anya silk satin shoe with diamante buckle from the Bliss Collection £70 sizes 3-8 Can be dyed any shade. Bottom left: LIBBY silk satin bridal shoes £65.00. Hand dyeing. Sizes 3-8 inc. half sizes.. Top right: HEATHER Contempory round toe, cut out waist and classic back, delicate pleated panel threaded through decorative oval crystal buckle £69 sizes 2-8 inc. half sizes. Bottom Right: KEIRA silk satin shoes. Hand coloured lilac available to dye any shade £65.00 sizes 3-8.

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Shoe from Mandarina Shoes. Prices are very reasonable at £85 for a pair of pretty slingbacks or £155 for a bespoke made-to-order pair. www.mandarinashoes.com or call 01307 819488


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Monsoon Lingerie Blue Monsoon Odele Balconette Bra £30, blue Monsoon Odele Thong £20 Accessorize Gypsy Charm Necklace £14, Accessorize Beijing Flower Bangles £7 Accessorize Oriental Flower Bangles £5 red Monsoon Daman Multi Jacquard Print Scarf £30 multicoloured Monsoon Dream Blanket Cardigan £80 monsoon.co.uk

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In the rush to fulfill all the preparations, the bridal lingerie may well be forgotten or left to the last minute. Such important features should be in the forefront of every bride’s shopping list, and carefully selected in good time.

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lingerie Marks & Spencer Ceriso Fuchsia Silk DD+ Lingerie £16 marksandspencer.com

Lise Charmel Jet Set Sexy Waspy £125 Bra £83 Thong £57 Josh Lingerie Stockist: 01732 841625

New Look Bra £12 Briefs £4 from newlook.co.uk

Black blood bustier £49.99 from www.lingerieexpress.co.uk Monsoon black Calista bra £40 black Calista Brief £25 from monsoon.co.uk

Adorable bridal corset £29.99 from www.lingerieexpress.co.uk Tie from Janet Rager Bra £69 Tanga Thong £45 www.janetrager.com Stockist: 0207 584 9368

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Lela champagne dress from £40. Cathy flower two-part shoe from £16. Diamante butterfly alice band £10. Chapmagne pageboy set from £30. Duck & Dodge formal slip on stitch shoes from £10 from BHS

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Ivory pageboy set from £30. Duck & Dodge formal slip on stitch shoes from £10. Lela ivory dress from £40. Lauren beaded dorsay shoes from £12. Diamante sequin bow alice band £6 from BHS

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about relaxed glamour; an escape from everyday life. Their philosophy is to see guests as friends coming to stay, and with 20 bedrooms, drakes is the perfect size for exclusive use of the hotel for a truly memorable celebration. Vows can be exchanged in the Reception Lounge, intimately set for up to 40 guests against the stylish backdrop and superb sea views.

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Their AA, 2 Rosette Restaurant completes the picture with bespoke menus to suit your individual style, from sit down dinners for up to 40 guests.The restaurant at drakes also scored the highest rating of all Brighton restaurants in The Good Food guide 2010 ensuring the meal will be a highlight of your special day. In the evening, the restaurant transforms to provide an ideal space for the celebration party to continue when entertainment of your choice can perform.Twentyfive additional guests are welcome to come and join in the merriment of the evening reception.


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drakes has the ultimate first night accommodation – a 25 square metre capacious triple aspect circular room. This also features a free standing bath positioned in front of expansive floor to ceiling windows offering breathtaking sea views (voted last year by CNT as the “Hotel with the Best Beach Views in Britain”) making these easily the most romantic rooms in Brighton. drakes Events Manager will help to make the planning and arrangements for your big day as seamless as possible, and can arrange anything you desire to ensure your day is true to your dreams. The beachfront setting with views of the iconic Palace Pier is uniquely picturesque, yet Brighton is just half an hour from Gatwick Airport by car or train and 50 minutes from London. For the most intimate of weddings, where your guests are the only guests, head to drakes for the ultimate in contemporary luxury, relaxed glamour and a hint of fun.

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TOUCH drakes Hotel, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PE Tel 01273 696934 www.drakesofbrighton.com


White cakes whith a hit of colour.

VtÇÇxá VtÇÇxá Inspired by the fashions of Chanel and Lacroix this cake has tiers of hand made iced frills exquisitiely enhanced with a chic 9mm black ribbon & bow.This is the design we created for Cheryl Cole's wedding cake. Four tier (3", 6", 9" & 12" as shown) serves 200 £1275 from LITTLE VENICE CAKE COMPANY Tel: 0207 486 5252 www.lvcc.co.uk

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This 4 tier cake is inspired by Parisian Chic is one of Mich'e personal favourites. The intricate craftsmanship is a testament to her patience and eye for detail. It was painstakingly decorated over 3 days. The delicate pearls are flawless and the overall effect is breathtaking. Simply finished with either a black or white double satin ribbon adn bow this cake is perfect for the most discerning wedding. £1150 from LITTLE VENICE CAKE COMPANY Tel: 0207 486 5252 www.lvcc.co.uk

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Tuxedos are the preferred choice for formal or semiformal evening weddings, and are now a popular choice for afternoon weddings as well. A choice of single, or double breasted jackets with matching trousers (usually with side satin stripe) are available. Tuxedos come in a variety of fabrics and colours. Black is certainly the most popular; however this season dark brown and navy are an alternative option.White and ivory tuxedos remain appropriate for many occasions, especially for spring and summer weddings. 240 Just Weddings


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All available from Cameron Ross for Stockists go to www.hirewear.co.uk

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All available from Cameron Ross for Stockists go to www.hirewear.co.uk

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Richard Page uses an unobtrusive, photojournalistic style to create a beautiful record of your wedding day. Having worked as a news and documentary photographer all over the world, he creates natural-looking, energy-filled images that capture both the big events of the day and those special "in between" moments. The service we offer is totally bespoke and tailored to meet individual requirements and budgets, exceptional photography - artistic, unobtrusive and intimate.

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